National Scholarship Portal (NSP) | Last Date to Apply, Registration Form, Eligibility 2023

The last date for applying for various scholarships through the Indian government’s National Scholarship Portal is December 31, 2021. Verification of all applications for scholarships made through the National Scholarship Portal will be assessed on or before January 10, 2022, according to a notification from the Indian government.

Therefore, if you’re eligible for the scholarship and wish to apply, now is the time to do so by visiting the National Scholarship Portal at

In this article, we will provide you with all details on how to apply for scholarships on the National Scholarship Portal, complete with instructions to create an account, login and check the status of your application, among other details.

National Scholarship Portal Overview

Portal NameNational Scholarship Portal
Launched byCentral Government of India
Last Date to ApplyDecember 31, 2021.
Official website
Page CategoryEducation

List of Scholarships to Apply at the National Scholarship Portal

Here’s a list of some of the scholarships that you can apply for through the National Scholarship Portal on or before December 31, 2021: 

Central Scholarships

  • Ministry of Minority Affairs Scholarship
  • Pre-Matric for Minorities
  • Post-Matric for Minorities
  • Merit Cum Means Scholarship for Professional
  • D/o Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities Scholarship
  • Pre-matric Scholarships with Disabilities
  • Post-matric Scholarships with Disabilities
  • Scholarships for Top Class Education for
    students with disabilities.
  • M/o Social Justice & Empowerment Scholarship
  • Top Class Education Scheme for SC Students
  • Ministry of Labor & Employment Scholarship
  • Post Matric Scheme for Award of Scholarships
  • Cine/IOMC/Under Beedi/LSDM Workers Welfare Fund

State Run Scholarships

  • Pre-Matric Scheme for Award of Scholarships 
  • Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme for Transgender Students – Chandigarh
  • Post-Matric Scholarship for SC Students – Chandigarh
  • Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme for SC Students of Class 9 and 10 – Chandigarh
  • Pre-Matric Scholarship to OBC Students – Assam
    Pre-Matric Scholarship to ST Students – Assam
  • Pre-Matric Scholarship to ST Students (Class 9 & 10) – Assam
  • Post-Matric Scholarship to OBC Students – Assam
  • Post-Matric Scholarship to ST Students – Assam
  • Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme for OBC Students – Chandigarh
  • Dr. Ambedkar Post-Matric Scholarship for EBC Students – Chandigarh
  • Pre-Matric Scholarship to Children of those Engaged in Uncleaned Occupation, Assam
  • Pre-Matric Scholarship for SC Students (Class 9 & 10) – Assam 
  •  Post-Matric Scholarship for SC Students – Assam
 National Scholarship Portal

List of NSP Central Schemes 2021-22

  • RPF/RPSF, Ministry of Railway
  • Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme For RPF/RPSF
  • Ministry of Minority Affairs
  • Pre-Matric Scholarships Scheme for Minorities
  • Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities
  • Post-matric Scholarship for Students with Disabilities
  • Ministry of Minority Affairs
  • Merit Cum Means Scholarship for Professional and Technical Courses CS
  • Ministry of Minority Affairs
  • Post Matric Scholarships Scheme for Minorities
  • Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities
  • Pre-matric Scholarship for Students with Disabilities
  • Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities
  • Scholarships for Top Class Education for students with disabilities
  • Ministry of Labor & Employment
  • Financial Assistance for Education of the Wards of Beedi/Cine/IOMC/LSDM Workers – Post-Matric
  • Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment
  • Top Class Education Scheme for SC Students
    Financial Assistance for Education of the Wards of Beedi/Cine/IOMC/LSDM Workers – Pre-Matric
  • Ministry of Tribal Affairs
  • National Fellowship and Scholarship for Higher Education of ST Students – Scholarship (Formally Top-Class Education for Schedule Tribe Students) – only for scholarships

What is National Scholarship Portal?

Let’s start our journey by understanding what the National Scholarship Portal launched by the Indian government is all about.

The National Scholarship portal is a digital platform where applicants can apply for Central and state government scholarships.

You can fill the application form, get your application receipt, track the processing of your application and perform some other important tasks to get a scholarship, through the National Scholarship Portal. 

The NSP also provides vital information about various scholarship schemes available from various states, Central government, University Grants Commission and the All-India Council for Technical Education.

These schemes provide financial assistance to all needy students 

The mission of developing National Scholarship Portal providing a single platform for students to apply for both central and state govt scholarships. It also carries specific details of various scholarships and their eligibility criteria, so that students can apply for these scholarships easily, from the comfort of their homes.

Eligibility for National Scholarships

Actually, the eligibility for scholarships that you can apply through the National Scholarship Portal varies according to the nature of the course. You can check your eligibility at this link.

However, broadly speaking, scholarships through the National Scholarship Portal are available to members of communities such as Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Caste, Economically Weaker Classes, Persons with Disabilities and certain minority communities.

Documents for Scholarships at NSP

If you’re interested in applying for a scholarship under the National Scholarship Portal schemes, you will require the following documents. The details of these documents have to be uploaded on the portal at the time of applying for the scholarship. Therefore, ensure that you key in all the details correctly because some of them cannot be changed later.

The list of documents is as follows:

  • Aadhaar Card of Applicant
  • Caste Certificate
  • Income Tax Certificates
  • Academic Certificates
  • Bank Account Passbook of Applicant
  • Contact Number of Applicant
  • Passport Size Photograph of Candidate
  • Self-Declaration to Verify Documents

National Scholarship Portal Registration

1. Candidates have to visit the official portal of NSP and then click on “New Registration” option given on the homepage.

2. Check the Instruction page to fill the application form. Read all the guidelines carefully.

3. Then, click on “Continue” tab.

4. The registration form will show on your screen.

5. Fill all the information correctly and click “Register”.

6. On your registered contact number and email, you will receive “Application ID and Password”.

NSP Login

NSP Login and Filling Application Form Submission Process

1. Visit the homepage, and click on the “Login” button.

2. Enter your registration ID and password. You will be directed to Applicant’s Dashboard of NSP.

3. Click t the “Application Form” button to apply for a scholarship.

4. The application form will be displayed on your screen.

5. Enter your complete information such as name, educational qualifications, marks and other relevant data on the application form.

6. Upload all required documents.

7. Submit the application form. You can also download the application for future reference.

Process to Check Application Status Through NSP

In order to view the status of application form candidates needs to follow the procedure mentioned below.

1. Open the official site of National Scholarship Portal on a safe web browser. 

2. In a few seconds homepage of the portal will open on the screen.

3. Click on “Login” option.

4. Insert your login details such as “Application ID and Password”.

5. Next aspirants have to hit the link named “Check Status”.

6. Finally, status of your application will be presented on your display.

Process to Know AISHE Code

* Go to the official NSP portal.

* Click on “Services” button and then select “Know Your AISHE Code“ option.

* Enter your information like “University Type, State, District and University Type”.

* Submit the details and AISHE code will be displayed on your screen.

How to Submit Institute’s Registration Form?

* Visit the official portal of NSP on any suitable web browser.

* Click on “Institute login” option given on the menubar of homepage.

* Next, candidates have to enter their info like “User ID, Password, Captcha and choose Academic year”.

* Click the “Login” tab.

* Click on the “Ok” button present on dialogue box appear after logging in.

* Registration form will be displayed on your screen.

* At first, applicants have to upload the documents and then enter their login information like institute name, AISHE code, institute address, code, student’s strength in Institute, etc.

* After submitting details, OTP will be sent to your registered mobile number.

* After entering the OTP, a registration form will be conveyed to district nodel officer and “Reference ID” will be created.

* Get a hardcopy of application form and submit it to nodel officer of your district.

Updating the Profile of Institute Via NSP portal

Applicants can update institute profile once their application will get approved by nodel officer. Follow the steps given below to update details of institute.

1. Go to the official portal and click on “Institute login” option

2. Enter your login information.

3. Firstly, change your password then press “Continue login” option.

4. Then aspirants will see “Administration” tab present on the left side of the page.

5. Click “Update Profile” link given under “Administration” button.

6. Candidates can edit the institute details by inserting “OTP” sent to their mobile number.

7. Form to update profile will open on your screen.

8. Provide all “Institute Details” the update form.

9. Enter “Contact information”.

10. Submit the form and details will be updated.

How to Check Payment Status via National Scholarship Portal

After submitting the application form aspirants can check their payment status from time to time by implementing these steps.

1- Open the official link of National Scholarship Portal.

2- Reaching to the homepage, applicants have to click on “Know Your Payment,“ link.

3- On the next page, you have to enter your bank details like account number, bank name, and the verification code.

4- Then click on the “Search” button and info will be displayed on your screen.

Renewing National Scholarship 

Students who are availing scholarships have to renew it too

1. Open the link of official portal or tap the link of NSP portal given at the end of this article.

2. Click on “Login” button given at the top of the homepage.

3. A dropdown menu will appear on the screen. Select “Renewal 2020-2021” link.

4. Login with all your details and renewal form will open on your screen.

5. Enter all information on the form and submit it.

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Viewing Scheme-wise Scholarship Sanctioned List

1. Visit the official site of NSP at

2. Homepage of the website will open on your screen.

3. Click the “New Registration” tab.

4. Applicants have to click on “Scheme-wise Scholarship Sanctioned List” link on the next page.

5. Candidates have to select Application Type, Academic Year, Ministry, District, and Scheme State.

6. Fill the captcha code given on the same page and submit the details.

7. Sanctioned List will appear in a few seconds on the screen.

National Scholarship process to Find School/ Institute/ ITI

* Open the website of the National Scholarship Portal.

* Coming to the homepage aspirants needs to click on “Search School/ Institute/ ITI” link.

* Now applicants have to enter all info about institutes like state, district, Institute/ School/ ITI and others on the next page.

* Click the “Get Institution List” button, and the whole list will be displayed on the screen.

FAQs Related to National Scholarship Portal

Q: Who is eligible to apply for scholarships through the National Scholarship Portal?

Ans: All citizens of India can apply for scholarships through the National Scholarship Portal. The eligibility for scholarships however differs according to the course and the institute as well as the organization providing the scholarship. In general, most scholarships are available to members of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Castes, Economically Backward Classes and certain minority communities.

Q: Can I apply for more than one scholarship at the same time?

Ans: As of now, there is no facility to apply for more than one scholarship at the same time on the National Scholarship Portal. Therefore, you have to be very careful while selecting the scholarship and applying for it.

Q: How is the scholarship given to eligible students who clear the screening?

Ans: Generally, the Central government, state government or organization will transfer the scholarship amount directly to the bank account of the student at regular intervals. The scholarship details will show when the money would go to your bank account. You can check the status of your scholarship payments to your bank account from the National Scholarship Portal.

Q: What should I do if my present scholarship is expiring soon?

Ans: If you have got the scholarship through the National Scholarship Portal, it is possible to renew it online too. All you have to do is visit the portal and click on the scholarship renewal link. Fill in the relevant details and submit for your scholarship renewal.

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